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Wedding Photography at The Rectory Hotel

I first met James and Claire back in 2013, as they were guests at the wedding of Natasha and Gareth. Fast forward three years to 19th August 2016 and we arrive at The Rectory Hotel in Crudwell, for their own wedding.

I regularly photograph weddings in the Cotswolds but hadn’t photographed at The Rectory Hotel before, I’ve been missing out! It’s a charming boutique hotel that gives you that welcome, relaxed feeling, I really hope I get to go back. Claire & James wedding was intimate, relaxed and all about family and The Rectory Hotel was a perfect choice for exactly this. Two of their three Sons, Oscar and Theo played a big part in the wedding, with Theo, aged nine, doing a fantastic job as an Usher and Oscar, aged 5, as Pageboy. Rupert, just 4 months old was content to just chill out, watch his Brothers do all the work and be adored by grandparents and guests alike. Claire looked incredible by any standards but the fact she’d only had a baby four months ago, is Mum to Theo and Oscar too, planned a wedding as well as being a hugely talented Graphic Designer, deserves a round of applause. She designed not only the invitations herself, but all of the handwritten signs, the super cool original table plan and the name cards. She also spent an age collecting vintage fabric to make the table napkins, which added such a lovely personal touch to the tables. I think she deserves a medal! Her Mum, who runs The Cotswolds Flower Studio created all the beautiful blooms, so talent clearly runs in the family.

It was such a pleasure to photograph this wedding and spend the day with such lovely families. Here are some of my favourites from their day.

Wedding Photography The Rectory Hotel

Wedding Photography The Rectory Hotel

Wedding Photography The Rectory Hotel

wedding photography The Rectory Hotel

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Wedding Photography at The Rectory Hotel, Crudwell

wedding photography The Rectory Hotel

Wedding Photography The Rectory Hotel, Crudwell

Wedding Photography The Rectory Hotel, Crudwell

Wedding Photography The Rectory Hotel, Crudwell

Wedding Photography The Rectory Hotel, Crudwell

wedding photography The Rectory Hotel

Wedding at The Rectory Hotel, Crudwell

Wedding at The Rectory Hotel, Crudwell

wedding photography The Rectory Hotel

wedding photography The Rectory Hotel

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Wedding photography The Rectory Hotel

Wedding photography The Rectory Hotel

Wedding photography The Rectory Hotel

Wedding photography The Rectory Hotel

Wedding photography The Rectory Hotel

Wedding photography The Rectory Hotel

Wedding photography The Rectory Hotel

Wedding photography The Rectory Hotel

Wedding photography The Rectory Hotel

Wedding photography The Rectory Hotel

Wedding photography The Rectory Hotel

Wedding photography The Rectory Hotel

Wedding photography The Rectory Hotel

wedding photography The Rectory Hotel

Alrewas Hayes Wedding Photography | Sarah & Barry | Previews

Alrewas Hayes Wedding Photography

wedding photographer at Alrewas Hayes

Staffordshire Wedding Photography

Wedding at All Saints Church, Streetly

wedding at All Saints Church, Streetly

Wedding photography at All Saints Church, Streetly

Alrewas Hayes Wedding Photography

Alrewas Hayes Wedding Photography

Alrewas Hayes Wedding Photography

Alrewas Hayes Wedding Photography

Alrewas Hayes Wedding Photography

Alrewas Hayes Wedding Photography

Alrewas Hayes Wedding Photography

Becky & Matt Birmingham Pre Wedding Shoot

Not only have I got quite a few weddings from 2016 still to blog, I’ve also got some great pre wedding shoots to feature, starting with Becky & Matt. I’ll be blogging their wedding very soon, so it only felt right I show some of the fun we had wandering around Millennium Point in Birmingham a few weeks before their wedding. Here are some of my favourites from the shoot.City Engagement Shoot in Birmingham

Birmingham engagement shoot

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Birmingham pre wedding shoot

 

Alison & Martin – The Falcon Inn, Warwick

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Shustoke Farm Barns Wedding | Warwickshire Wedding Photography

Lucy & Sam’s colourful, summer wedding at Shustoke Farm Barns was a firm favourite of mine last year. The day started with Lucy getting ready at her family home, before heading off to St Peter’s Church in Little Aston. Lucy & Sam’s families are wonderful warm, welcoming people and it really was a pleasure to spend the day with them. After the ceremony and a spot of rain, it was all aboard a double decker route master bus to head over to their reception. I love working at Shustoke Farm Barns in Warwickshire, it’s one of my favourite venues and perfect for that relaxed feel, with guests able to gather in the courtyard amongst the olive trees. I’ll let the images below tell the story of their day.

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The Ashes Endon Wedding Photography – Sophia & Phil

The Ashes Endon, Wedding photography
Sophia & Phil were married last June at The Ashes wedding venue in Endon, Staffordshire. I loved everything about this wedding, Sophia and Phil are clearly adored by all their family and friends so it was lovely to be surrounded by such a close, happy family who love having a laugh with each other.
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A Family photo shoot in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

The weather has been so grey and wet recently I thought it would brighten things up by posting this colourful, outdoor family portrait shoot in Sutton Coldfield from back in the Autumn. Mum and Dad wanted to get some photos of them all together as a family as Dad is a photographer himself and is often taking the photos rather than being in them, something I can totally relate to. I’m looking forward to the warmer Spring weather – just a few months to go and getting out and about for lots more outdoor family photo shoots
around the West Midlands.
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Wedding Photography at the Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel, Windermere

Not only was this my first time shooting at the beautiful Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel, in Windermere, but it was also my first time photographing a wedding in the Lake District. When I first met Laura and Thomas, we just all clicked so I just knew that this wedding was going to be really special. I travelled to the Lakes with my pal Leanne from Blooming Lovely Films and spent the afternoon before the wedding checking, out a local beauty spot on the shores of Windermere. As you would expect with a hotel that is owned by Laura Ashley, the Belsfield, is beautiful, overlooking Lake Windermere at Bowness. Laura & Thomas had a really emotional, intimate ceremony, apart from the part when a Japanese tourist appeared with a selfie stick to film there vows, which despite being rather intrusive, was hilarious. Laura & Thomas are funny, warm, kind, great fun to be around and true soul mates, I absolutely loved being part of their day.
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The Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel, Windermere
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Wedding Photography – Best of 2016 – West Midlands Wedding Photographer | Jo Hastings Photography

Best Wedding photography West Midalnds

2016 – I can’t believe it’s gone already! It was my busiest year ever, filled with so much variety and I loved every minute. There were weddings in country pub gardens, at beautiful country houses, weddings at home, tipis in fields, grand stately homes, rustic barn venues and working farms, all so different but all with a common theme – my couples like to have fun! They like to share a relaxed wedding day with the people that really matter to them and then have the best party they’ve ever thrown! Without sounding like a cliche, I’m passionate about the couples that I work with and strive to give them the very best possible service before, during and after the wedding, it’s a really big deal that they’ve chosen me to capture their memories and something I feel honoured to do, so a huge thank you to my 2016 couples for putting your trust in me and inviting me into your lives for just a short while.

I always find it hard to choose images for an end of year round up as there are literally hundreds of images I’d like to include but I’ve simply gone with my favourites, whether that’s a moment that made me snort with laughter, get a bit choked up as I hid behind my camera or a beautiful portrait, here are some of my favourite shots of 2016. 2017 I’m ready for you!
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Iscoyd Park Wedding Photography – Jessica & Ollie

It was lovely to be back at Iscoyd Park for the wedding of Jessica & Ollie.  I think it’s fair to say Jessica and Ollie are a seriously gorgeous couple, they also happen to be two of the loveliest people ever and clearly adored by all their friends and family. Their day was exactly how I like it, relaxed, fun with guests who are ready to party! Jessica looked amazing in her Pronovias gown and Ollie was seriously suave in Hugo Boss, the bridesmaids wore blush pink dresses from Two Birds and the Groomsmen’s suits were from Next. Shout out to my second shooter Danni for her great work and company!
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